Capturing Man's Best Friend With a Camera

 

How to Take Pictures of Dogs


Robin Layton became captivated with photography at the age of 15.  Her passion for the craft has earned her numerous accolades including a Pultizer Prize nomination and an A-list clientele.  Robin's current pet project and future book, A Letter to My Dog explores the bond between animal and owner.  The photographer offers her tips for taking pictures of man's best friend.

How to Take Pictures of Dogs


Robin Layton became captivated with photography at the age of 15.  Her passion for the craft has earned her numerous accolades including a Pultizer Prize nomination and an A-list clientele.  Robin's current pet project and future book, A Letter to My Dog explores the bond between animal and owner.  The photographer offers her tips for taking pictures of man's best friend.

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How to Take Pictures of Dogs

Photo by: Robin Layton

Use Natural Light


I always say, you can't compete with the light God created. Natural light is always best for any photo. If you can't go outside, just find a room that is well lit by natural light or shoot by a window. Using flash looks "fake" and often scares the pet. Nowadays, cameras have the availability to shoot in low light with ease so it shouldn't be too difficult.

Use Natural Light


I always say, you can't compete with the light God created. Natural light is always best for any photo. If you can't go outside, just find a room that is well lit by natural light or shoot by a window. Using flash looks "fake" and often scares the pet. Nowadays, cameras have the availability to shoot in low light with ease so it shouldn't be too difficult.

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Use Natural Light

Photo by: Robin Layton

Always Have Treats or Toys Available

A favorite treat or toy can be helpful if you are shooting a portrait and need to get the pet's attention or to have the pet look into the camera. Also, make sure to take tons of photos of your pet when they are puppies or when you first get them.  They grow up so fast and you'll realize later that their "baby" photos are your most favorite and cherished photos.

Always Have Treats or Toys Available

A favorite treat or toy can be helpful if you are shooting a portrait and need to get the pet's attention or to have the pet look into the camera. Also, make sure to take tons of photos of your pet when they are puppies or when you first get them.  They grow up so fast and you'll realize later that their "baby" photos are your most favorite and cherished photos.

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Always Have Treats or Toys Available

Photo by: Robin Layton

Be Patient

Good things come to those who wait. Try to be a "fly on the wall" when photographing your pet.  

Be Patient

Good things come to those who wait. Try to be a "fly on the wall" when photographing your pet.  

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Be Patient

Photo by: Robin Layton

Think Out of the Box

What makes your pet special? Besides everything! Does it have a unique hairline? Does it have a cute pink nose? Take detail shots of what makes your pet stand out from the rest.

Think Out of the Box

What makes your pet special? Besides everything! Does it have a unique hairline? Does it have a cute pink nose? Take detail shots of what makes your pet stand out from the rest.

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Think Out of the Box

Photo by: Robin Layton

Always be Ready

Always have your camera ready to shoot the moment that could happen at any time. You never know when your pet is going to show that personality or when that "prize" photo can happen! Most of all, have fun!

Always be Ready

Always have your camera ready to shoot the moment that could happen at any time. You never know when your pet is going to show that personality or when that "prize" photo can happen! Most of all, have fun!

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Always be Ready

Photo by: Robin Layton

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